Assistant Program Chair - Liberal Arts

Post University

Waterbury, CT

ID: 7057622
Posted: June 7, 2019

Job Description

Post University is currently accepting applications for the role of Faculty/Assistant Program Chair of Liberal Arts. JOB SUMMARY: The Assistant Program Chair (APC) of Liberal Arts will work closely with the Director of General Education in managing instructors and course contents in Liberal Arts and General Education courses. The APC is a full-time position, integral to the University’s mission. The APC’s key functions are to assist the Director of General Education in supporting academic excellence and student success through oversight of Associate Faculty, ensuring course quality, and teaching. APCs are accountable for program student retention and will ensure that AFs are meeting expectations for engagement and are in compliance with university and program policies and procedures. APC’s will implement necessary revisions to their supervised courses, and assist in course and program development upon the direction of the Director of General Education. The APC will lead in areas agreed upon by APC and Program Chair/Director.


• Management

o Ensure instructors are meeting university and program expectations, adhering to academic policies, and are creating an engagement environment that promotes student retention.

o Provide student engagement and instructor performance reports to the Director of General Education and/or Dean as needed.

o Review course evaluation surveys and other feedback for continuous improvement of instructor effectiveness.

o Collaborate with Academic Success Counselors (ASCs), advisors, and other departments accountable for student retention and success.

o Recruit, train, and mentor Associate Faculty.

o Display professionalism in outreach and support of faculty.

o Work collaboratively, regularly, and professionally with all colleagues.-put in knowledge, skills, and abilities

o Work with Director of General Education to implement instructional and design strategies that help faculty engage students in their learning o Provide regular feedback and annual reviews to instructors to ensure instructor effectiveness.

• Course Quality, Curriculum Development, and Assessment

o Ensure that courses assigned by Director of General Education are relevant, current, and engaging.

o Review course evaluation surveys and other feedback for quality and consistency in assigned courses.

o Prepare assigned master courses prior to the start of academic terms

o Assist Director of General Education with designing, implementing, and reviewing Assessment of General Education Student Learning Outcomes as needed.

o Assist Director of General Education with course development and redevelopment to improve student experience and improve student learning based on outcome assessment results.

• Teaching

o APC will be expected to teach 10 courses (30 credits) within an academic year, but the teaching load can be reduced with approval from the Dean depending on the nature of other assigned projects.


• Participate in University Senate governance.

• Participate in weekly program meetings and additional assigned meetings and activities.

• Assist with accreditation and certification as needed.

• Other duties assigned by the Dean and Director of General Education.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


• Master’s degree required, Doctorate preferred.

• Student-focused approach.

• Positive attitude and leadership ability.

• Professional experience in computer information systems or related field.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office software programs required.

• Experience with Blackboard or similar Learning Management Systems.

• Experience in History, Philosophy, Political Science and other Liberal Arts classes strongly preferred.

• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Ability to provide and receive feedback in a constructive and effective manner.

• Critical thinking and problem solving skills.

• Experience teaching in the traditional classroom and/or online strongly preferred.

• Experience teaching in an online higher education classroom preferred.

• Prior development of undergraduate courses strongly preferred.

• Experience using assessments to improve teaching or course programs preferred.

• Ability to perform scholarly activities appropriate for a teaching institution.


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